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- Don’t forget about CANE’s wonderful Writing Contest for middle and high school students. Submissions are due December 15.
Greater New England Happenings
The Joint Committee on the Classics in American Education invites nominations for the 2017 SCS Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the Precollegiate Level. The nomination deadline has been extended until Monday October 2.
- The John C. Rouman Classical Lecture at UNH. Eric Poehler, Associate Professor of Classics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst will be lecturing at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 (please see attached announcement). The lecture will take place in the Richards Auditorium (Murkland Hall, Room 115) and is co-sponsored by the Department of Art & Art History. Follow this link to the event: http://cola.unh.edu/chi/event/
- Would you like to travel abroad? And to have help paying for it? The Vergilian Society is offering exciting study tours in 2017 including “Northern Italy and Croatia,” “Latin Authors in Italy,” “Roman Britain,” and “Gladiators and Roman Spectacle”. These programs are specifically designed to benefit and appeal to teachers at all levels by providing them the opportunity to experience a rich variety of ancient sites to support their own understanding and teaching of the ancient world. See the full tour descriptions on the Vergilian Society website at http://www.vergiliansociety.org/2017-tours/ (Nota bene! Almost $100,000 in scholarship money is available: http://www.vergiliansociety.org/tours/scholarships/)
- The Boston Area Classics Calendar has a lot going on, and a weekly email digest of upcoming events.
- If you live in the western Massachusetts, northern Connecticut, or southern Vermont area you may be interested in Amherst College’s list of upcoming lectures in the Pioneer Valley.
- The Western MA Conversational Hour is meeting every Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Esselon Cafe in Hadley, MA for a Latin Lunch. For details, contact TJ Howell.
- In the Boston area? Check out the Active Latin Meetup page for events.
- Central Connecticut State University is working to create a certification program for the teaching of Latin. Attached you will find the program of studies. In order to make this idea come to fruition we are seeking support from Latin groups. We need at least 10 students to sign up for this cohort in order to run the program. As an incentive to enroll into the program we are looking for funding to offer scholarships to help defray the cost of course work at the University level. If you are interesting in supporting this initiative in any way please contact me at the below email address. Gina Gallo Reinhard firstname.lastname@example.org
- Grey Fox Tutors is offering a free weekly Skype Conversational Latin Workshop for all current or former Latin teachers or TAs. The Workshop is an opportunity for teachers to gain Latin speaking skills that they can then use in their own classrooms. It is currently held on Saturdays at 2 PM EST; additional times and days, however, may be added in the future as needed. For more information please contact Katerina Ourgi at assistanthead@greyfoxtutors.
com or call (212) 203-8734. There is also a survey to determine the best times to offer professional development over the summer.
- Our jobs page has been updated with new openings! Take a look for opportunities in western Massachusetts and New Hampshire.